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Feb/22

16

Jack Kramer Was Not Politically Correct

If you think Novak Djokovic is politically incorrect, take a look at some of the fearless statements Jack Kramer wrote in his book “The Game”… Rod Laver: “Laver was a drab personality. In fact when he turned pro in 1963 after winning the grand slam, the interest in tennis had fallen so low there was […] Continue to read full article...

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In her new book “All In”, Billie Jean King claims Arthur Ashe reversed his stance on equal pay for men and women after he had a daughter (adopted daughter Camera born in 1986). Ashe was vehemently against equal pay for men and women tennis players, as he made abundantly clear in a 1980 interview on […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

26

Boxing Training Helps Tennis

Maria Sharapova trained boxing for nine months when she was 12. Serena Williams has trained boxing off and on during her career. Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, Gael Monfils, Elina Svitolina and many others have employed boxing training coaches. And just this week I learned boxing training in pro tennis goes as far back as the […] Continue to read full article...

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anaivOne of my favorite old re-runs is the Dick Cavett Show on Decades Network. The witty Nebraskan was a popular TV figure in the 70s with his own interview show. A couple of weeks ago I taped the two-segment show with Arthur Ashe as the guest and was quite startled to learn that Ashe completely disagreed with the equal prize money issue which was orchestrated by Billie Jean King. Continue to read full article...

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